Should the Los Angeles Rams sign Colin Kaepernick?

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 01: Colin Kaepernick
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As if Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib don’t show how the Los Angeles Rams won’t or can’t take a risk, I ask if signing Colin Kaepernick is one risk LA shouldn’t also take a long roll of the dice on.

In a week where everyone is and has been thinking big, I ask if the Los Angeles Rams should sign former San Franciso 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be the guy behind current starter Jared Goff.

Meaning, is Sean Mannion the guy in LA, or is someone else a better option?

I’ll say a better option like Kap is worth exploring.

For the record, I’ve thought Kaepernick is a mistake on any NFL roster as the baggage isn’t worth the effort. I also don’t think he’ll find a team before Week 1 of the 2018 regular season.

But that’s me.

All that said, I also think the Rams are in a position few If any teams find themselves in today. I mean let’s me honest, if the Philadelphis Eagles showed us anything, it’s the need to have a guy, one guy, who can step in and keep the momentum going when the Super Bowl is an option.

Kap just might be that guy in LA.

Let’s dump all the political garbage here and now.

Politically, I still I don’t agree with much if anything of what he stands for (or sits for). But Kaepernick can still sling it. And in a league where you can ultimately be determined based on your last throw, he’s a guy to take a look at.

A long look.

Ultimately he’s an option, and probably a good one to think about, and I mean seriously.

And seriously, think about two teams closely related to this franchise who had options and made the most of them.

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Think Trent Green and then Kurt Warner and the “Gratest Show on Turf.”

Think Nick Foles and a modern day NFL Championship finally in the city of Philadelphia.

Think winning a Super Bowl IN LA in 2018.

I don’t know if Kap is that guy, but I’m willing to bet Mannion isn’t.

And that may be reason enough.